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by Contributor on Monday Apr 19 2010

 On April 17, 2010 members of the Trail RCMP with the assistance of the Regional General Investigation unit executed a search warrant on a residence on Balsam Road in Fruitvale. A large, sophisticated indoor marihuana growing operation was located inside the residence, along with a loaded handgun and rifle.

843 plants were seized along with several pounds of dried marihuana bud.

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Apr 18 2010

It's official!

Interfor is gearing up to re-open its Castlegar mill this summer, according to Interfor chief forrester Ric Slaco.

“We are preparing for a potential July start-up of the mill on a reduced operating basis,” he said.

Slaco was not available to comment further as to why this start-up is possible and whether the city's new major industry tax...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 15 2010

Fifteen Ministry of Forest staff from the Castlegar office have been laid off in the latest round of job cuts by the provincial government. This type of closure proves that the Campbell government has given up on forestry, says Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. These 15 job losses were a part of a total of 204 forestry jobs that were cut over the entire province yesterday.

“With 30...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 14 2010

The Castlegar branch of the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range (known as the Arrow-Boundary Forest District Office), is being downsized to a field office, with fully a quarter of the jobs there being lost.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry told The Source today that, of the 60 positions currently filled in Castlegar, 15 were eliminated in what is being labelled a “workforce...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 14 2010

Castlegar will play host, on May 13, to a free, interactive session helping residents deal with the looming spectre of frauds and scams, according to Community Response Network (CRN) coordinator Sandi McCreight.

“Scams are everywhere. Phone. Email. Mail.

“What are the top scams? How do I report a fraud or scam? What do I do if I think I’ve been scammed? How do I find...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Apr 14 2010

The Castlegar Complex's second annual Cultural A-Fair last Saturday was a massive hit, with more than 500 people attending the celebration of local clubs and organizations.

Organizer Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff, recreational and cultural programmer at the Complex, said the free event ran from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and was hugely well-received.

“It's an opportunity for...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 14 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the BC Non-Profit
Housing Association (BCNPHA) are partnering to support Basin communities
and organizations in taking action on local affordable housing concerns
through CBT's new Affordable Housing Resources Program.

Through the partnership, communities and organizations are able to
evaluate options relating to existing housing...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 14 2010

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) is seeking individuals to join their team of volunteers in Castlegar!

The Depot provides short term loans of walkers, wheelchairs, bath aides and other personal care equipment to people who are recovering at home from an injury, illness or surgery. With a referral from a health care professional, the Canadian Red Cross will be able to ensure clients...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 12 2010

The construction of the Brilliant Expansion Project on the Kootenay River near Castlegar has left a legacy for local communities. The owners of the project, the Brilliant Expansion Power Corporation—a subsidiary of Columbia Power Corporation (CPC) and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT)—are pleased to announce the completion of construction of a boat launch, dock and interpretive area in the community...

by Rob Leggett on Monday Apr 12 2010

Do you know what these people have in common: Christine Anne Weller, Colleen Marian Daignault, Daryn Todd Johnsrude, Sandra Lynn Wolfsteiner, Ada Anita Court, Simon Patrick Partington, Judy Elizabeth Kozma, Raymond Lawrence King, Sigrun Charlotte Arndt, Terri Lynn Carson, and Louise Marie Chartrand.

It wouldn’t come as a surprise if you don't know .... most people don’t realize...


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